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Drew Mitnick

Policy Counsel

Drew works on cybersecurity, digital due process, and privacy. He has experience working on human rights in Asia and the United States. Drew was previously a Senior Research Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group and served as the Managing Online Editor of the Human Rights Brief. He received his law degree from American University Washington College of Law where he served as a JD Distinguished Fellow. In a previous life, he lived in Nashville where he played drums for a rock band.
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Foremost privacy experts convene for D.C.’s Data Privacy Summit

26 Mar 2019

Leading thinkers in law, technology, and policy will gather this week in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to protect privacy in the digital age.

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Foremost privacy experts convene for D.C.’s Data Privacy Summit
26 Mar 2019
Foremost privacy experts convene for D.C.’s Data Privacy Summit
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Access Now to join the Paris Call for Trust and Stability in Cyberspace

12 Nov 2018

We share the reasons we signed the Call and identify the parts we do not support and advocate changing.

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Access Now to join the Paris Call for Trust and Stability in Cyberspace
12 Nov 2018
Access Now to join the Paris Call for Trust and Stability in Cyberspace
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In Paris, protecting human rights through cyber peace

1 Nov 2018

During Paris Digital Week, Access Now is headed to the Paris Peace Forum and the Internet Governance Forum. We will bring the message that cyber peace is about supporting user rights.

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In Paris, protecting human rights through cyber peace
1 Nov 2018
In Paris, protecting human rights through cyber peace
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If a U.S.-U.K. CLOUD Act agreement fails to protect our rights, the risks could go global

4 Oct 2018

A new CLOUD Act agreement without added protections risks letting U.K. law enforcement use its own vast authority to demand the data of users all over the world, without a check by U.S. courts.

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If a U.S.-U.K. CLOUD Act agreement fails to protect our rights, the risks could go global
4 Oct 2018
If a U.S.-U.K. CLOUD Act agreement fails to protect our rights, the risks could go global
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Protecting our privacy under the CLOUD: what new agreements should look like

4 Oct 2018

The U.S. is currently in negotiations with the U.K. regarding a CLOUD Act data access agreement. Here’s what any new agreement should have to protect our rights.

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Protecting our privacy under the CLOUD: what new agreements should look like
4 Oct 2018
Protecting our privacy under the CLOUD: what new agreements should look like

Why the “Digital Geneva Convention” needs more work to protect human rights

4 Sep 2018

It can be strengthened by adhering to and reinforcing the existing human rights framework, along with other improvements.

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Why the “Digital Geneva Convention” needs more work to protect human rights
4 Sep 2018
Why the “Digital Geneva Convention” needs more work to protect human rights
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Council of Europe cooperation against cybercrime — human rights Octopus or fishy deals?

11 Jul 2018

Use of the Budapest Convention to improve law enforcement access to data must protect human rights.

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Council of Europe cooperation against cybercrime — human rights Octopus or fishy deals?
11 Jul 2018
Council of Europe cooperation against cybercrime — human rights Octopus or fishy deals?

Carpenter ruling in the U.S. strengthens users’ privacy at a critical time for human rights

22 Jun 2018

The landmark Supreme Court ruling is a victory for privacy in the digital age, and offers the opportunity to further challenge over-broad U.S. surveillance practices.

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Carpenter ruling in the U.S. strengthens users’ privacy at a critical time for human rights
22 Jun 2018
Carpenter ruling in the U.S. strengthens users’ privacy at a critical time for human rights
Victoria en La Victoria: Municipalidad de Perú sancionada por uso ilegítimo de datos personales

No more waiting: it’s time for a federal data breach law in the U.S.

10 Apr 2018

Without federal standards, our access to redress for data breaches is hit-or-miss.

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No more waiting: it’s time for a federal data breach law in the U.S.
10 Apr 2018
No more waiting: it’s time for a federal data breach law in the U.S.

What happened with the CLOUD Act (and what comes next)

27 Mar 2018

The poorly drafted CLOUD Act doesn’t have adequate privacy protections for people in the U.S. or other countries. What do we do now?

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What happened with the CLOUD Act (and what comes next)
27 Mar 2018
What happened with the CLOUD Act (and what comes next)